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On 8/16/2020 at 11:38 PM, bellken said:

Here is the link to the best push carts for 2020 - https://mygolfspy.com/best-push-carts-for-2020/

I have a Clicgear 3.5, and, it would be a solid choice. The new version 4.0 has some nice improvement. 

Allot of my playing partners have Clicgear, the only issue they have is the umbrella holder. It is fixed and had a rubber o ring that hold it in and several have had issues. Other than that they are really easy to push and once you get the folding down pat they are quick to setup. The other benefit is they have a lever for the brake which is quick and needed on a hilly course.  

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I used to have a Sun Mountain Speed Cart.  It was a good cart but I found it to be a bit big, bulky and took up too much room in the trunk of my car.  It was a good cart though.

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I'm barely older than you (just turned 36). Push cart was one of my best purchases.

I have the Bag Boy Nitron, it is awesome. Super easy to unfold.

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I'm barely older than you (just turned 36). Push cart was one of my best purchases.
I have the Bag Boy Nitron, it is awesome. Super easy to unfold.
Yep, after talking this through I've been convinced. It's the next purchase.

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I carried double all through high school and summers home from college.  I carried my bag until I was about your age and wrecked my back.  Don't wait until you wreck yours.

I've actually changed from regular pushcarts over the last 15 years (Clicgear 3.5 most recently) to a swivel-wheel Rovic RV1S with the first-generation Alphard eWheels.  As great as a push cart is, a motorized cart is that much better.  Playing golf is a breeze now.  And I'm almost 50 and fairly round.

 

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On 8/16/2020 at 12:10 AM, Tsmithjr9 said:

 

First, off I hate being this guy because I'm sure there's 100 posts about this already. But it's there an MGS thred on the best/top rated/value carts?

 

After walking 18 yesterday I got home and was whooped. It was around 90 for the last few holes, but I've walked in worse heat & humidity. My home course is hilly and the past few years I would walk it both Sat & Sun.

 

I feel like it's too early (I'm 35) to switch to cart. I carried my bag my whole life, and I was a caddie carrying doubles till I got through college. I know there's even college golfers using carts and all ages. Still feels like I'm admitting defeat a little early.

 

On the other hand I want to keep walking the course as it's my main exercise. We have a baby now, and my wife's health is iffy so conserving energy for keeping up with the little one and the increasing honey-dos. I could also be fresher for tournament days.

 

So any way, can someone point me in the direction of best push carts?

 

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lol I've been pushing a cart since I was 25... no shame on that. My Clicgear has lasted almost 10 years and no issues so far. I'm now thinking about an electric one for those really hilly courses. I'm 36 btw 😄

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I carried double all through high school and summers home from college.  I carried my bag until I was about your age and wrecked my back.  Don't wait until you wreck yours.
I've actually changed from regular pushcarts over the last 15 years (Clicgear 3.5 most recently) to a swivel-wheel Rovic RV1S with the first-generation Alphard eWheels.  As great as a push cart is, a motorized cart is that much better.  Playing golf is a breeze now.  And I'm almost 50 and fairly round.
 
That's part of it. I've seen a chiropractor pretty regularly since I was 19. And now with a baby I'm a bit more tired than I'm used to. Plus there's always a stiff neck or pull somewhere.

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And I just ordered the 4-wheel Caddytek though Costco. By far the best price for a quality cart. Even after riding 18 this morning my shoulder is on fire, but I think that's overexertion, and necessarily caused by golf. Either way I wouldn't want to carry a bag now.

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Putter: SeeMore X2 Costa del Mar

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Holy crap why did I wait so long!. I feel so much better after a round now. The 4 wheel cart is very light and fits in the trunk with no problem.

This is the way.

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Driver: PXG 0211 10.5* 

Fairway: Titleist 917 F3 15*

Hybrid: Adams Idea Pro Boxer Gold 18*

Irons: MacGregor MT-86 Pro

Wedges: Vokey 50/54/58

Putter: SeeMore X2 Costa del Mar

Ball: Srixon Z-Star

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Bottom line: You are a Dad now and that means doing whatever it takes to be the best Dad there ever was for your family, spouse and kids.  Sounds like your focus is already there and right so your obstacle is getting over the bump of caring what others might think.
I used the MGS push cart test from a couple years ago before deciding on my Clicgear 3.5+ and decided the extra cost of the high value cart would pay dividends as it lasts many more years than something of a lesser build.  Was a toss-up with the Sun Mountain Speed Cart so you do have a choice from my point of view.  If you want lots of extra features offered by the company then Clicgear has the edge.  The 3.5+ was just replaced by the 4.0 with improvements to the top bracket that holds the golf bag and the securing straps.
Used my Clicgear for over 100 rounds of golf and with all the unfolding and folding, loading and gentle/rough use it gets on course (I'm gentle but the course does what it does) it does not show any wear.  The 11" wheels are as forgiving in deep rough as they are on gravel and roll easily on fairways and short rough with very little effort.  Maintenance has been wipe-down of dust and brushing off grass and dirt from wheels when conditions are wet.  Tendency is when considering to take something or leave it out of the bag to put it in the bag as even the steepest hills are not a problem with the push ahead effort.
Moving to a push cart is only going to improve life, best part is deciding which one is best for you.  Look at the Best Push Carts for 2020 Buyer's Guide here on the site.
https://mygolfspy.com/best-push-carts-for-2020/.
 
Thanks for the support and suggestions. I went with the Caddytek available through Costco, and I've already walked half a dozen rounds with it, I feel great. I anf with this one mostly nectar of price. I picked it up for $140 shipped. Clicgear and Sun Mountain do make high quality carts, but it was hard to justify more than double in price for those brands. Based on what was available around me the, there was very little under $300.

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Fairway: Titleist 917 F3 15*

Hybrid: Adams Idea Pro Boxer Gold 18*

Irons: MacGregor MT-86 Pro

Wedges: Vokey 50/54/58

Putter: SeeMore X2 Costa del Mar

Ball: Srixon Z-Star

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My Caddytek is easily as good, and in some ways, better than my old Sun Mountain cart and the Clicgear I borrowed for the better part of a full season. Solid and convenient. I wouldn't hesitate to say it's not just good value for the money, but just plain good.

I 100% agree with this. I love my Caddytek!


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Allot of our members have Clicgear and generally the reason why is the brake on the handle. Out course does not have a flat lie anywhere and it is quite hilly so you really need easy access to the brake. Only issue they mention is that the umbrella holder has an O ring designed to hold the handle in place and it does not work that well.

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Thanks for the support and suggestions. I went with the Caddytek available through Costco, and I've already walked half a dozen rounds with it, I feel great. I anf with this one mostly nectar of price. I picked it up for $140 shipped. Clicgear and Sun Mountain do make high quality carts, but it was hard to justify more than double in price for those brands. Based on what was available around me the, there was very little under $300.

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I didn't think that Costco still sold the 4 wheel caddytek. I've got one and was think of getting one for my wife. Last time I checked I didn't see it online. I'll have to look again.


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I didn't think that Costco still sold the 4 wheel caddytek. I've got one and was think of getting one for my wife. Last time I checked I didn't see it online. I'll have to look again.


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Yep, that was the only one they had online about 6 weeks back when I ordered.

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Fairway: Titleist 917 F3 15*

Hybrid: Adams Idea Pro Boxer Gold 18*

Irons: MacGregor MT-86 Pro

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Putter: SeeMore X2 Costa del Mar

Ball: Srixon Z-Star

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